Title: St John the Baptist (1604)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Copyright: Public Domain
St. John seems a little downcast in this painting. Maybe his life as a prophet in the desert was harsh. However, he also seems determined to call all sinners to repentance. The background, with its trees and leaves, seems a bit too artificial to be true. It makes the painting resemble a studio picture. Other Baptists by Caravaggio: 1602 and 1609.